Hello, my name is Alex, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I offer counselling for individual adults.
- Do you always seem to be in unhappy relationships?
- Do you feel depressed or anxious?
- Do you feel angry all the time,?
- Are you struggling with addictive behaviors?
- Are you in constant emotional pain?
- Do you feel like no-one really listens to you properly or notices what you are going through?
- Perhaps these difficult and challenging times have increased your anxiety or led to overwhelming feelings.
If you identify with any of the above then I can offer you a time and space where you can be seen and heard and work through what you are facing.
From having my own counselling, I believe the key to having a positive and successful counselling experience is down to whether you connect well with your counsellor, and the strength of your relationship with them. I place great importance on developing a kind, warm, accepting and non-judgmental relationship with you so you can safely explore your feelings, thoughts, experiences and perceptions.
My approach is down to earth and informal. I am not going to tell you what to do or how you should be, as I believe you know yourself better than anyone. It is my job to accompany you in finding your own answers, which you may not have had the opportunity to discover yet.
There may be times I offer information or a suggestion, but only if I truly felt it was beneficial to you.
With the present circumstances around Covid-19 I offer a free 25 minute telephone consultation, so you can explore what your needs and expectations are from therapy and to see if the way I work is suitable for you. Also, to answer any questions you may have. After this consultation there is no pressure to commit for counselling. It is totally your decision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in therapeutic counselling and certificate in counselling. I am a registered counsellor with the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy. I work to the BACP code of ethics and have regular professional supervision. I am committed to ongoing Continued Personal Development (CPD) and have undertaken recent training on Anxiety around Covid-19
I have had specific experience with assisting individuals with relationship difficulties, transgender issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, and other areas of distress. I have worked as a 1:1 counsellor in an addiction treatment center and have an in depth understanding of 12 Step Programmes. I have supported clients dealing with various compulsive and addictive behavior, co-dependency, while also working with activity addictions such as work, gambling, and sex.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial telephone consultation for 25 minutes is free. After that face to face and telephone counselling is offered at £50 per 50 minute session.
Payment is by bank transfer or cash at the end of each session.
Face to face appointment times.
- Wed 9.30am-2.30pm
- Thu 9.30am-2.30pm
Telephone appointment times
As above or:
- Tues 7pm-9pm
- Wed 7pm-9pm
- Thur 7pm-9pm